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The following instructions are essential to a safe experience and good outcome. This is essential to your health and safety.


In general, the following is recommended prior to soft tissue filler injections.

STOP taking or using the following no less than 2 weeks before your treatment. This may reduce any bruising that may occur.

  • Aspirin and medications containing aspirin
  • Ibuprofen and anti-inflammatory agents
  • Vitamin E
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Garlic Supplements
  • Green Tea or green tea extracts
  • Gingko
  • Blood thinners

If you request, or if Dr. Tanna recommends, you may be given a topical anesthetic cream to apply prior to arriving at our office. Follow instructions for applying the anesthetic creams exactly as directed. Icing is an alternative that may be recommended.

If you have any further questions, please ask your plastic surgeon.

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